Sunday, 7 November 2010

my little black address book...

secret places that I love, but shhhhh don't tell anyone...

The Golden Galleon, Fish & Chip Shop in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, eat them sat on the pebbly beach! and while you're there take a toy boat to sail on the boating pond. Perfect for a windy day!

The Toast archive store hidden in the depths of Wales, well Llandeilo anyway!

For children of all ages, Bewilderwood in Suffolk is just fantastic. A treehouse adventure park, no tack, just tree based family fun and good healthy food!

The Orchard at Grantchester is a tea garden open throughout the year. Just outside Cambridge, during the summer months you sit in the beautiful garden in deck chairs to take afternoon tea.

Baileys Home & Garden, Ross-on-Wye, a shop selling vintage and new homewares, with a tin tabernacle tea shop!

The Black Horse, Cranham, Gloucestershire has THE best Sunday lunches in the world. Freshly cooked, this place gets seriously busy and you can wait up to an hour for food, cooked in the tiniest of pub kitchens. So take a newspaper, relax by the fire and laugh at he who dares complain about the length of wait!

Wendy, the Aberporth Express, is an Edwardian Great Western Railway Carriage, perched on the cliffs of West Wales and available to hire for holidays and short breaks!

Polpeor Cafe, Britain's most southerly cafe at the end of the Lizard, Cornwall. Get up early, order a full english breakfast and sit on the terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you may even see dolphins, seals and basking sharks!

I haven't been to either, but The Scarlet hotel and spa looks amazing! As does Cowley Manor, both amazingly hip, I think it's the swimming pools that are calling me!

For special occasions go to The Daffodil restaurant, Cheltenham, formerly an art deco picture house, this stylish restaurant has been restored to its 1920's origins. The early sitting has an affordable set menu!

and finally Giffords Circus, this wonderful village green circus tours the Cotswolds every summer, with original score, fantastic performers and the amazing after show restaurant.

have you got any little black book addresses to share? leave a comment below...


  1. we love those fish and chips too xx

  2. Ooh I love the Orchard - when we lived near Cambridge we went a lot - a stroll along the river then a cream tea under an apple tree. Lovely.

    Thanks for the tips - I am looking forward to trying out Bewilderwood in the spring.


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